A WIN FOR TEXAS SILK IN GRADE 1 SPEEDHORSE PAINT & APPALOOSA FUTURITY SATURDAY WILL BE CROWNING MOMENT

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 06, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, November 6, 2014) – The Triple Crown for two-year-old Paint & Appaloosa horses is on the line for Texas Silk, winner of the first two legs, and it’s down to the final race this Saturday, November 8 at Lone Star Park. The feature and final race of the Triple is the $108,692 Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at 400 yards. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m. The Speedhorse Futurity is the scheduled ninth race on the 10-race card with a post time of 10:03 p.m. All times are (CT). 

Introduced in 2012, the Speedhorse Triple Crown is made up of the following races, the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity held at Remington Park in May, the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity held at Fair Meadows in July, and the final leg is the Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Lone Star Park in November.  

The series, now in its third year, has a contender eligible to be crowned in Charles R. Leggett’s Texas Silk. The gelding by Texas Six out of Judys Silk, by Judys Lineage, is two-thirds of the way to winning the prestigious and lucrative title. He won the Speedhorse Graham P & A Futurity at Remington Park last May and the Speedhorse P & A Futurity at Fair Meadows in July. And, with a win in Saturday’s Futurity, he will race in to history! 

Lone Star Park odds maker, Rick Lee has bestowed heavy favoritism on Texas Silk with morning line odds of 7-5, but there are other contenders let us not forget. Second fastest qualifier Cant Be Caught, who was just .035 seconds slower than the favorite in his trial two weeks ago on November 18, has been installed at 2-1. Both are trained by Dee Keener and both were ridden to victory in their respective trial races by Berkley Packer. Packer has chosen to retain the mount on Texas Silk Saturday. Randy Wilson will be the pilot on Cant Be Caught in the race. 

The field for the $108,692 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity in post position order with jockey and morning line odds is:  

 If Ur Buyn Im Flyn 

 Raul Gutierrez 

   5-1 

 Heavenly Rain 

 Jimmy Brooks 

 30-1 

 Cocked an Loaded 

 Ivan Carnero 

 10-1 

 Texas Silk 

 Berkley Packer 

   7-5 

 Traxxus 

 Tony Bennett 

 30-1 

 Cat Scratch Dash 

 Randy Edison 

 30-1 

 Mai Dashing Hero 

 Luis Vivanco 

 15-1 

 Gitter Dun Turnpike 

 Jose Alvarez 

 15-1 

 Cant Be Caught 

 Randy Wilson 

   2-1 

 Southern Snow 

 Bobby Dow 

 15-1

Race fans remember, there are only five days of live racing left of the 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions Season for American Quarter Horses and mixed breed racing. The final day of live racing is Saturday, November 15, and aside from closing with the richest race in the state, the $1 Million Est. Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity, its fan appreciation night.  

We want to recognize you, the fans that come for the live racing. And to do that, we will be giving away some great prizes including Mutuel Vouchers, Gift Cards and more! So make plans to be here by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 to get your entry form turned in to win! Gates open 5:30 p.m. First race is 6:35 p.m. (CT). Hope to see you here! 

On the track: Through the end of racing Thursday, November 6, jockey Luis Vivanco is hanging on tight to the lead in the rider standings 20-18 over Damien Martinez. Brian Stroud is getting pressured on the lead in the trainer standings by Toby Keeton and Judd Kearl. They both are one win behind his 13 with 12 wins. It is still a push for owners Bennie & Terri Jeter and Bobby D. Cox with three wins apiece.  

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track’s 26-day, 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from September 19 to November 15. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. 

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation. 

  

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